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Further reading

Further reading

FairMormon Answers articles

Articles related to the Book of Mormon

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FairMormon web site

  • FairMormon Topical Guide: Changes in the Book of Mormon FairMormon link
  • L. Ara Norwood, "Benjamin or Mosiah? Resolving an Anomaly in Mosiah 21:28" off-site
  • J. Cooper Johnson, "King Benjamin or Mosiah: A Look at Mosiah 21:28" off-site
  • Royal Skousen, "Changes In the Book of Mormon," 2002 FAIR Conference proceedings. FairMormon link
Book of Mormon FairMormon articles on-line
  • Brant Gardner, "A Real People, Time, and Place: Contextualizing the Book of Mormon" FairMormon link

See also: AuthorshipDNA issuesGeography issuesHebraic influenceWitnesses

External links

  • Jeff Lindsay, "Have there been thousands of changes in the Book of Mormon?" jefflindsay.com off-site
  • Mike Ash, "Book of Mormon Criticisms: Changes," mormonfortress.com off-site
  • Douglas Campbell, "'White' or 'Pure': Five Vignettes," Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 29 no. 4 (Winter 1996), 119. off-site
  • Stephen R. Gibson, "Why Were 4,000 Changes Made in The Book of Mormon?" lightplanet.com off-site
  • George Horton, "Understanding Textual Changes in the Book of Mormon," Ensign (December 1983), 25. off-site
  • Stan Larson, "Early Book of Mormon Texts: Textual Changes to the Book of Mormon in 1837 and 1840," Sunstone 4 no. (Issue #4) (Fall 1976), 45–59. off-site
  • Stan Larson, "Textual Variants in Book of Mormon Manuscripts," Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 10 no. 4 (Autumn 1977), 8–30. off-site
  • Stanley R. Larson, "A Study of Some Textual Variations in the Book of Mormon Comparing the Original and the Printer's Manuscripts and the 1830, the 1837, and the 1840 Editions," Master's Thesis, BYU, Department of Ancient Scripture, April 1974. off-site
  • Robert J. Matthews, "I Have A Question: Why have changes been made in the printed editions of the Book of Mormon?," Ensign (March 1987), 47. off-site
  • Royal Skousen, "Towards a Critical Edition of the Book of Mormon," Brigham Young University Studies 30 no. 1 (1990), 41–69. off-site
  • Royal Skousen, "Piecing Together the Original Manuscript," BYU Today (May 1992): 18–24.
  • Royal Skousen, "Changes In the Book of Mormon," 2002 FAIR Conference proceedings. FairMormon link
  • W. John Walsh, Robert L. Matthews, Van Hale, and Stan Larson, "Changes to the Book of Mormon," lightplanet.com off-site
  • Daniel B. Wallace, "Changes to the KJV since 1611: An Illustration," bible.org off-site
Book of Mormon on-line articles
  • Donald B. Doty, "I Have A Question: Why is the Book of Mormon the ‘most correct of any book on earth’?," Ensign (August 1988), 28–29. off-site
  • Monte S. Nyman, "The Most Correct Book," Ensign (June 1984), 21. off-site
  • Monte S. Nyman, "Why is the Book of Mormon the 'most correct book,' and how does it contain the fulness of the gospel?," Ensign (September 1976), 87. off-site

See also: ArchaeologyAuthorshipDNA issuesGeography issuesHebraic influenceWitnesses

Printed material

  • George A. Horton, Jr., “Changes in the Book of Mormon and How to Handle Them,” in Report of the Sixth Annual Church Educational System Religious Educators’ Symposium on the Book of Mormon, August 1982.
  • Stan Larson, "Changes in Early Texts of The Book of Mormon," Ensign (September 1976), 77–82.
Book of Mormon Critical Text Project

Working in collaboration with FARMS, now the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Studies at BYU, professor Royal Skousen is currently producing the definitive critical edition of the Book of Mormon, comparing the original manuscripts and all printed editions, identifying differences, and suggesting improvements to the current text. The following volumes in the series are currently available: (Key source)

Volume 1

  • Royal Skousen (editor), The Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon : typographical facsimile of the extant text [Book of Mormon Critical Text Project, Vol. 1] (Provo, Utah : Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, Brigham Young University, 2001), 1. ISBN 0934893047.

Volume 2

  • Royal Skousen (editor), The Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon : typographical facsimile of the entire text in two parts [Book of Mormon Critical Text Project, Vol. 2, Part 1: 1 Nephi 1–Alma 17] (Provo, Utah : Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, Brigham Young University, 2001), 1. ISBN 0934893055.
  • Royal Skousen (editor), The Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon : typographical facsimile of the entire text in two parts [Book of Mormon Critical Text Project, Vol. 2, Part 2: Alma 18–Moroni 10] (Provo, Utah : Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, Brigham Young University, 2001), 1. ISBN 0934893063.

Volume 3

  • Forthcoming

Volume 4

  • Royal Skousen (editor), Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon [Book of Mormon Critical Text Project, Vol. 4, Part 1: 1 Nephi 1–2 Nephi 10] (Provo, Utah : Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, Brigham Young University, 2004), 1. ISBN 0934893071.
  • Royal Skousen (editor), Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon [Book of Mormon Critical Text Project, Vol. 4, Part 2: 2 Nephi 11–Mosiah 16] (Provo, Utah : Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, Brigham Young University, 2005), 1. ISBN 093489308X.
  • Royal Skousen (editor), Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon [Book of Mormon Critical Text Project, Vol. 4, Part 3: Mosiah 17–Alma 20] (Provo, Utah : Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, Brigham Young University, 2006), 1. ISBN 093489311X.
  • Royal Skousen (editor), Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon [Book of Mormon Critical Text Project, Vol. 4, Part 4: Alma 21–55] (Provo, Utah : Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, Brigham Young University, 2007), 1. ISBN 0934893128.

See also:

  • M. Gerald Bradford and Alison V.P. Coutts, "Uncovering the Original Text of the Book of Mormon,” in “Uncovering the Original Text of the Book of Mormon," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11/0 (2002): 1–57. off-site wiki ISBN 0934893683.
  • M. Gerald Bradford, "Recovering the Original Text of the Book of Mormon: An Interim Review," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 15/1 (2006): 30–31. off-site wiki
  • Terryl L. Givens, "The Book of Mormon Critical Text Project," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 15/1 (2006): 32–35. off-site wiki
  • Anonymous, "English Editions of the Book of Mormon 1830–1981," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 15/1 (2006): 36–37. off-site wiki
  • Robert J. Matthews, "Joseph Smith and the Text of the Book of Mormon," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 15/1 (2006): 38–42. off-site wiki
  • Grant Hardy, "Scholarship for the Ages," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 15/1 (2006): 43–53. off-site wiki
  • Kevin L. Barney, "Seeking Joseph Smith's Voice," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 15/1 (2006): 54–59. off-site wiki
  • Kerry Muhlestein, "Insights Available as We Approach the Original Text," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 15/1 (2006): 60–65. off-site wiki
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